Microsoft has had a bad feeling about piracy for a long time. Being a large company, Microsoft owns too many software that can attract a lot of hackers. But there is very little that can be done to prevent these incidents, so they stopped being bothered about it for a while.
Now, however, they are beginning to think about it again as Milestone 1 of the upcoming Windows 8 OS by Microsoft has been leaked on the Internet. Torrent based file sharing sites have it under a filename that suggests that this is the real deal.As a matter of fact it is so!
Microsoft has been trying to maintain somewhat secrecy about its current development of this new OS. Maybe that is why they are bothered and annoyed by this leak. But they are not being way too concerned as an analysis of the actual file being distributed suggests that this Milestone 1 is from September 22, 2010.
Being a distribution this old, the Milestone 1 is not much capable and also, not fully packed with features that will be available on Windows 8 according to the latest rumours. But sources have confirmed the distribution to be fully functional.
It is the original product as the legitimate sources claimed upon testing the product themselves. Microsoft is quite worried that this leaked product will spread like epidemic and cause major piracy concern for the company.
It is quite a crucial state for the upcoming OS from Microsoft that is expected to have a lot of built-in features making it more complete as a package, kind of like the Linux distributions. Only one thing that is making Microsoft happy at this moment is the fact that this old version does not have the built-in PDF reader and SmartScreen file checking and some other features announced and added recently!